Soccer Players Salaries in MLS, Premier League, La Liga and others – The Soccer Column #8

money

The recent report published by Sporting Intelligence presents a unique insight into the business side of sports (including soccer) world. Global Sports Salary Survey 2018 is worth to read. It consists of 113 pages full of interesting information and I recommend it to anyone interested in sports business. For those who do not have so much … Read more

Atletico Madrid & Solari still temporary coach for me – The Soccer Column #7

Atletico Madrid

La Liga is still my main focus. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid are all living interesting times. I will start with Atletico Madrid. For many, Atletico is the club who will never regularly beat Real and Barcelona. I have a different opinion but will save it for next time. This time I would like … Read more

What should Florentino Perez do? – The Soccer Column #6

Real Madrid

Imagine, you are Florentino Perez. What will you do? Will you fire Julen Lopetegui immediately? Or will you wait till Sunday to see Real performance against Barcelona? And now imagine, you are Julen Lopetegui. What looked like a dream career (“coaching Spain at World Cup and then moving to manager seat at Real Madrid”) is … Read more

Giants in Trouble – The Soccer Column #5

Last week I discussed Barcelona unusual series of bad results in La Liga. Barcelona reacted quickly with the compelling 4:2 win over Tottenham in London in second Champions League group match. However, on Sunday everything was forgotten with the lackluster performance in Valencia which brought just one point for 1:1 draw. Real Madrid, Bayern too! … Read more

Crisis at the Nou Camp? – The Soccer Column #4

Nou Camp

What started as a dream season changed to the nightmare last week. You can call it a premature statement, but Barcelona is facing the biggest results slump in the last two years. Barcelona has just two points out of its last three La Liga matches. Sunday, 09/23/2018, Barcelona – Girona 0:0 Wednesday, 09/26/2018, Leganes – … Read more

UEFA Champions League 2018/2019 Group Stage Predictions – The Soccer Column #3

UEFA Champions League Group Stage draw was made last Thursday in Monaco. I can now plan which matches are worth to watch personally and till the first match starts I can play my favorite predicting game. I will look at every group and try to pick two teams who will qualify to spring playoffs. Before … Read more